On Wednesday, Kevin Clark, well known for his role as Freddy “Spaz” Jones in the 2003 film School of Rock, tragically passed away after being struck by a car while bicycling. When the news reached his former cast mates, many of them took to their social media profiles to express their grief and condolences for their departed friend.
“Devastating news. Kevin is gone. Way too soon. Beautiful soul. So many great memories. Heartbroken. Sending love to his family and the whole School of Rock community,” Jack Black wrote on his Instagram along with photos of himself with Clark.
“Stunned and saddened by this news today,” wrote Miranda Cosgrove. “The world lost an amazing soul. I’ll always remember your spirit and how kind you were to me. I’ll never forget all the memories. You’ll always be missed Kevin.”
“Love you forever, spaz,” tweeted Rivkah Reyes. “I will never forget your hugs and your laugh and the sheer joy on your face when we’d run into each other in Chicago. Thank you for always showing up for me with that ‘big brother I never had’ energy.”
“I can’t believe we lost a member of the family today. I’ve developed such a love & gratitude over the years for the once-in-a-lifetime experience that School of Rock was,” wrote Brian Falduto.
“So much of [the movie’s] impact has to do with the once-in-a-lifetime combination of people that was part of that experience. Those same people remain very much a part of my life to this day. We will miss you, Kevin. Thank you for finally forgiving me (in 2016) for making you wear spandex & heels. So, so much love to you, you wickedly talented & wonderfully kind man.”
Clark was 32 years old.